If Bird Flu Scare forces govt health officials to announce 10 km radius under alert and 1 km radius as affected zone, why govt allows to open Poultry setup within 20 km radius of human habitat?
Is it not illegal in first place? If not severe influenza, it can surely cause occasional viral infections and keep citizens sick due to animal stress spread hormones, viruses and DNA material via soil, air and water (and by that reduce manpower efficiency and increasing healthcare burden. You know economics, right? )
Respected Narendra Modi ji, PMO India Shri Vijay Rupani ji: Please amend and enforce necessary laws and restrict Poultry within human habitat.
If you can take actions against illegal liquor sell in Gujarat, what stops you to take actions against more grave danger?
As a citizen, I warn about unforeseen epidemics that we may face due to ignorance and negligence. Take ACTIONS Or else, we will land in 1994 Surat plague like situation.
I urge friends to write to PM and CM to take urgent steps against intensive animal farming. Unless you raise the voice, politicians won’t wake up.
About 10 billion land animals in the United States are raised for dairy, meat, and eggs each year.
Factory farming accounts for 37% of methane (CH4) emissions, which has more than 20 times the global warming potential of CO2.
Manure can also contain traces of salt and heavy metals, which can end up in bodies of water and accumulate in the sediment, concentrating as they move up the food chain.
When manure is repeatedly overapplied to farm land it causes dangerous levels of phosphorus and nitrogen in the water supply. In such excessive amounts, nitrogen robs water of oxygen and destroys aquatic life.
Burning fossil fuels to produce fertilizers for animal feed crops may emit 41 million metric tons of CO2 per year.
Globally, deforestation for animal grazing and feed crops is estimated to emit 2.4 billion tons of CO2 every year.
Corn, wheat, and rice, the fast-growing crops on which humanity depends for survival, are among the most nitrogen hungry of all plants.
Large-scale animal factories often give animals antibiotics to promote growth, or to compensate for illness resulting from crowded conditions. These antibiotics enter the environment and the food chain.
Factory farms contribute to air pollution by releasing compounds such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and methane.
The US Department of Agriculture estimates that confined farm animals generate more than 450 million tonnes of manure annually, 3 times more raw waste than generated by Americans.
The waste lagoons on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) not only pollute our groundwater, but deplete it as well. Many of the farms use the groundwater for cleaning, cooling, and drinking.